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Author Küper, Marijke

Title De stoel van Rietveld = Rietveld's chair / Marijke Kuper

Publ Info Rotterdam : NAi Publishers, 2011
 RWU Arch  ARCH NK2570.R43 K87 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 189 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm + 1 videodisc
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-[188])
Dutch and English
The Red-Blue Chair by furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld belongs, along with the 'Barcelona Chair' by Mies van der Rohe and the 'Chaise Longue' by Le Corbusier, to the most famous pieces of modern furniture in the world. Since 2006 the'Red-Blue Chair' has figured as the visual icon of 'De Stijl' in the canon of Dutch history. The chair is found in important museum collections all over the world. Rietveld's Chair is the result of an investigation into the genesis and development, use and reception of this modern classic by art historian Marijke Kuper. The book presents new facts and visual materials as well as an overview of all the prewar examples of the chair discovered thus far. It is an openended overview, because there is still a chance that an unknown original model of the'Red-Blue Chair', or one presumed lost, could suddenly surface somewhere. Exhibition: Central Museum, Utrecht (20.10.2010-11.01.2011)
LC subject Rietveld, Gerrit Thomas, 1888-1964
Chairs -- Netherlands -- History -- 20th century
Alt Title Rietveld's chair
De stoel van Rietveld
ISBN 9789056627782